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pyxis

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noun pyx·is \ˈpik-səs\

Definition of pyxis

plural

pyxides

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  1. :  a capsular fruit that dehisces so that the upper part falls off like a cap



Origin and Etymology of pyxis

New Latin, from Latin, box


First Known Use: 1845


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